God's Inspiration of the Scriptures

W. Kelly.

Introduction
Chapter  1 — Divine Authority
Chapter  2 — Apostolic Doctrine
Chapter  3 — Its Uniformity
Chapter  4 — The Human Element
Chapter  5 — Divine Design:

 1 — Genesis
 2 — Exodus
 3 — Leviticus
 4 — Numbers
 5 — Deuteronomy
 6 — Joshua
 7 — Judges
 8 — Ruth
 9 — 1 Samuel
10 — 2 Samuel
11 — 1 Kings
12 — 2 Kings
13 — 1 Chronicles
14 — 2 Chronicles
15 — Ezra
16 — Nehemiah
17 — Esther
18 — Job
19 — Psalms
20 — Proverbs
21 — Ecclesiastes
22 — Solomon'sSong
23 — Isaiah
24a — Jeremiah
24b — Lamentations
25 — Ezekiel
26 — Daniel
27 — The Minor Prophets
28 — Matthew
29 — Mark
30 — Luke
31 — John
32 — Acts
34 — Romans
35 — 1 Corinthians
36 — 2 Corinthians
37 — Galatians
38 — Ephesians
39 — Philippians
40 — Colossians
41 — 1 Thessalonians
42 — 2 Thessalonians
43 — 1 Timothy
44 — 2 Timothy
45 — Titus
46 — Philemon
47 — Hebrews
48 — James
49 — 1 Peter
50 — 2 Peter
51 — 1 John
52 — 2 John
53 — 3 John
54 — Jude
55 — Revelation

Preface

There is no question agitated in Christendom of greater moment than the true character and claim of the Scriptures. Nor has their divine authority been more widely denied all over the world than in our own day; and this, not merely by avowed sceptics, but by professing Christians of practically every denomination, and by many of their most distinguished representatives. But when the adversary comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord does not fail to lift up a standard against him.

In this volume my heart's desire is to furnish a help to souls that seek the light of God which inspiration furnishes to those who tremble at His word, I have presented the positive proofs that God speaks in it to every conscience and heart, more particularly of Israel in the Old Testament, and of the Christian in the New though all scripture is his food. Men may refuse to hear, or hear to despise; but this they do at their peril; for God is not mocked. Such unbelief has a deeper brand of evil, after men have professed the Lord's name, than when the written word was first committed to human responsibility It is the spirit of apostasy diffused by the great enemy of God and man, before the apostasy itself is established as a public fact, which is at hand.

In the face of a preparation so dark and ominous,, which scripture announces as certain (2 Thess. 2:3), there are children of God all over the earth, who acknowledge with grateful thanksgiving His faithfulness in turning the attacks of Satan and his dupes to their confirmation in the faith, and the more profound enjoyment both of scripture and of Christ therein revealed by the Holy Spirit. May the reader by grace be helped to share a privilege which bespeaks itself divine, the best antidote to that unbelief which enfeebles where it does not quite destroy the divine energy of every revealed truth. To human tradition I give no real weight, less if possible to the speculations of men on grounds which they deem probable. As the traditional school is one form of rationalism, so is neo-criticism another, the one adding to God's word, the other taking from it, to His dishonour. Legitimate criticism is the servant of faith in seeking to eliminate errors of transcription; but it receives without question every word that was originally written. What is called "scientific inquiry" rises up in its empty pride against the divine authority of Christ, who has ruled what it dares to deny.

LONDON, April, 1903.